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LIFE INFO day
SUSA
21/03/2017

LIFE INFO day

The LIFE SU.SA.FRUIT Project was presented on 21 March 2017 at the LIFE INFO day in Zagreb as one of the seven LIFE projects taking place in the Republic of Croatia. All presentations were transmitted live by video link, and can be found on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8MovyG8Jxk&feature=youtu.be

You can read more on:
https://lifeprogramhrvatska.hr/hr/odrzan-life-info-dan/

Workshop for Consumers
SUSA
06/03/2017

Workshop for Consumers (Action D.4.2)

On 6 March 2017 a consumer workshop was organized (action D4.2) in the Kaufland supermarket chain, during which consumers became familiar with the results of the LIFE.SUSAFRUIT project and integrated fruit production.

AGRINTECH
SUSA
06/03/2017

A visit to the factory of photo-selective netting AGRINTECH (ex. Agritenax) (February 28 – March 2, 2017)

Professor Tomislav Jemrić, PhD, project coordinator of LIFE SUSAFRUIT together with producers of peaches, Darko and Zvonimir Kovacevic visited the production of photo-selective netting of factory AGRINTECH in Bergamo, as well as experiments of applications of photo-selective netting in the cultivation of apples and apricots near Verona. They were welcomed by Mr. Bruno Gagliardo and Michele Bravetti. Darko and Zvonimir Kovacevic are planning to cover 10 ha of orchards with photo-selective netting thus this was the occasion to discuss the possibility of installing it. In that way the results of the project would have a direct application in the production.

Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
SUSA
13/12/2016

A special edition of Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus just published

A special edition of Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Volume 81, issue 2, is published. In this special edition some papers from the International Symposium on Sustainable fruit production held 21 to 24 March 2016 in Donja Stubica (within Life SU.SA.FRUIT project) were published.

The papers can be found here.

Apple harvest at Baštica
SUSA
07/10/2016

Apple harvest at Baštica (Croatia)

Apples grown under red net in Baštica were harvested on 4th October 2016. During harvest was noted that red network successfully eliminates unwanted redness at the ‘Granny Smith’ variety.

5th International Scientific Horticulture Conference, Nitra
SUSA
27/09/2016

5th International Scientific Horticulture Conference, Nitra (Slovakia)

From 21st to 23rd September 2016 in Nitra (Slovakia) was held 5th International Scientific Horticulture Conference. Influence of different coloured anti-hail nets on fruit colouration apple ‘Braeburn’ was presented (results of LIFE.SU.SA.FRUIT).

Workshop
SUSA
22/09/2016

Workshop in the Croatian Chamber of Economy

In Croatian Chamber of Economy as part of the Business and Scientific Club on 20th September 2016 LIFE.SU.SA.FRUIT workshop was held and prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Jemrić presented LIFE.SU.SA.FRUIT project results.

The presentation is available here.

Grapholita molesta
SUSA
08/07/2016

Spotted critical number of oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) in Zagreb.

A critical number of oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) was spotted in Zagreb. It is recommended that producers take appropriate measures to protect orchards, especially are recommended use of environmentally friendly methods or methods of pest control in integrated fruit production.

Cydia pomonella
SUSA
08/07/2016

Spotted critical number of codling moth (Cydia pomonella) in Zagreb

A critical number of oriental codling moth (Cydia pomonella) was spotted in Zagreb. It is recommended that producers take appropriate measures to protect orchards, especially are recommended use of environmentally friendly methods or methods of pest control in integrated fruit production.

EPPO
SUSA
06/07/2016

EPPO published photos of plant pests in Life SU.SA.FRUIT Project

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in its database of plant pests has published photos of Cydia funebrana, Synanthedon vespiformis and Zygina flammigera found in Croatian orchards where Life SU.SA.FRUIT project is implemented.

Cydia funebrana

Synanthedon vespiformis

Zygina flammigera

EPPO
SUSA
16/06/2016

EPPO published photos of plant pests in Life SU.SA.FRUIT Project

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in its database of plant pests has published photos of Eupsilia transversa and Tethea ocularis found in Croatian orchards where Life SU.SA.FRUIT project is implemented.

Eupsilia transversa

Tethea ocularis

Grapholita molesta
SUSA
14/06/2016

Spotted critical number of peach tip moth (Grapholita molesta) in Zagreb

A critical number of peach tip moth (Grapholita molesta) was spotted in Zagreb. It is recommended that producers take appropriate measures to protect orchards, especially are recommended use of environmentally friendly methods or methods of pest control in integrated fruit production.

Guide to the EU funds
SUSA
10/06/2016

Life SU.SA.FRUIT project was presented on TV show “Guide to the EU funds” on Croatian Radio-Television (HRT)

A report on Life SU.SA.FRUIT project was presented on June 7, 2016, in TV show “Guide to the EU funds” at the Croatian Radio-Television.

Postharvest technical meeting
SUSA
26/05/2016

Postharvest technical meeting 2016 held in Bologna

Postharvest technical meeting was held in Bologna on 26th May 2016. More than 40 technicians from Emilia Romagna packinghouses attended.

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Info Day in Zagreb
SUSA
30/04/2016

Project presentation on LIFE Info Day in Zagreb

The Life SU.SA.FRUIT project was presented at the Info Day about LIFE Programmes organized in Zagreb on 28 April 2016 by the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection.

Fruits of the earth
SUSA
12/04/2016

Report on Life SU.SA.FRUIT project on TV show “Fruits of the earth”

A report on Life SU.SA.FRUIT project was presented on April 10, 2016, in 1855th episode of the show “Fruits of the earth” at Croatian Radio-Television (HRT).

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International symposium
SUSA
01/04/2016

International symposium on sustainable fruit production

University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, University of Turin, Agra Ltd., Apofruit Italia S.r.l., Xeda International S.A. in cooperation with CASEE (Regional Network for Central and South Eastern Europe), organized International symposium on sustainable fruit production from 21 to 24 March 2016 in Donja Stubica.

World-renowned scientists presented the latest developments in the sustainable fruit and vegetable production. The symposium was attended by 80 scientists, experts and advisory services, of which about 30 scientists from around the world (Italy, Spain, Israel, Pakistan, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Slovenia, Portugal and Nigeria).

At the end of the symposium, there was a workshop on "Sustainable Technology fruit after harvest in South East Europe" where, through open debate, over twenty international scientists analysed the global problem of large postharvest and food losses. It is especially mentioned the role of scientists in promoting international cooperation in the study of this problem and publication of scientific and technical papers focusing on the ways, methods and the importance of keeping quality of fruits and vegetables after harvest.

International symposium on sustainable production of fruits has been successfully completed with the exchange of acquired knowledge, experience and information relevant to the improvement of the profession. The presentations will be available on the website of the project (www.life-susafruit.eu).

International symposium on sustainable fruit production
SUSA
05/02/2016

International symposium on sustainable fruit production (Terme Jezerčica, 21 - 24 March 2016)

From 21st till 24th March 2016, International symposium on sustainable fruit production will be held in Terme Jezerčica (Donja Stubica). More about Symposium can be found at http://www.life-susafruit.eu/symposium.html.

Pakistan presentation
SUSA
19/12/2015

Life SU.SA.FRUIT project presented in Pakistan

A PhD student studying at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture and Scholar Erasmus Mundus program Experts4Asia under Prof. Tomislav Jemric, Mr. Mushtaque Ahmed Jatoi on 9 December 2015, presented the Life SU.SA.FRUIT project at the Shah Abdul Latif University (Khairpur, Pakistan) to faculty members and the postgraduate students of the Department of Botany.

6th Annual Meeting of the European PhD Network
SUSA
02/12/2015

Project results presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European PhD Network in “Insect Science” and SEI-SIPaV Joint Workshop (Firenze, 11th – 13th November 2015)

PhD student Valentina Candian presented preliminary project results on a poster entitled “Exclusion nets for the control of fruit pests in NW Italy” at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European PhD Network in “Insect Science” and SEI-SIPaV Joint Workshop, held in Florence, 11 – 13 November 2015.

EPPO
SUSA
10/11/2015

EPPO published photos of plant pests in Life SU.SA.FRUIT Project

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in its database of plant pests has published photos of Xestia c-nigrum, Cydia pomonella, Habrosyne pyritoides, Ematurga atomaria, Grapholita molesta, Pseudoips prasinana, Pyrrhia umbra, Rhagonycha fulva, and Synanthedon myopaeformis found in Croatian orchards where Life SU.SA.FRUIT project is implemented.

Researchers from Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
SUSA
11/09/2015

Visit of researchers from Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

Researchers from the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, visited SU.SA.FRUIT experimental field in Krapina (Croatia).

International fruit fair in Donji Kraljevec
SUSA
10/09/2015

The project results presented at the 10th International fruit fair in Donji Kraljevec (Croatia)

At the 10th International fruit fair trade, held on September 4-5, 2015, in Donji Kraljevec, Tomislav Jemrić and Ivana Pajač Živković, held the following presentations: “The use of heat treatment and biological agents in sustainable technologies of fruit storage” and “The efficiency of the mechanical protection of fruit trees against pests by using different types of nets”. The presentations can be found here:

Presentations

APS Journals
SUSA
05/09/2015

First report of white haze (Tilletiopsis pallescens) on apple in Croatia

Group of scientists working on Life SU.SA.FRUIT project (Simona Prencipe, Davide Spadaro, Goran Fruk and Tomislav Jemrić) discovered new fungi on apple fruit in Croatia. During Preparatory workshop held in Zagreb and Čakovec in November 2014, they noticed a new fungus (Tilletiopsis pallescens) on apple fruit. This fungus was known before but not as cause of white haze on apple fruit in Croatia. This was first time that this pest is present in orchard in Croatia. Paper was published in Plant Disease (DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-05-15-0505-PDN).

Article link

Cesena and Bologna (Italy)
SUSA
22/07/2015

Steering and Technical Committee meetings

On 15 July 2015 in Cesena was held the meeting of the Steering Committee where they discussed the next steps on the project. On the same day, the members of the Technical Committee met to discuss the progress of the project.

Cesena and Bologna (Italy)
SUSA
20/07/2015

Informational workshops held in Cesena (Italy)

Information workshop “Operational Project Plan” was held in Cesena (Italy) on July 15, 2015. Presentations given on the first results of the project can be seen on the project website. In addition to presentations, you can see the orchards where the project runs.

Presentations

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Cesena and Bologna (Italy)
SUSA
18/07/2015

Second meeting on project development in Cesena and Bologna (Italy)

The second meeting on the progress of work on the project SU.SA.FRUIT was held from 14 to 16 July 2015 in Cesena and Bologna. During the meeting, the partners discussed the current results of the project, plans and procedures for further development of the project, as well as the prototype devices for heat treatment with warm water and others.

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Heat treatment machines
SUSA
06/07/2015

Prepared and installed prototypes of heat treatment machines

XEDA International (project partner) made two different prototypes of heat treatment machines. First prototype is made for immerging the fruits in hot water, while the other one is foreseen for treatments with in-line hot water spraying during the transport in sorting machines. Machines are on a trial basis in packinghouse Apofruita located in Cesena (Italy).

Workshop for LIFE Program in Zagreb
SUSA
18/06/2015

The project presented on workshop for LIFE Program in Zagreb

The Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection held on 17 June 2015 a Workshop on the LIFE program project. In this workshop SU.SA.FRUIT Life project was presented as an example of a successful application to the call of the LIFE program.

Orthosia gothica
SUSA
10/06/2015

EPPO published photos of plant pests in Life SU.SA.FRUIT Project

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in its database of plant pests has published photos of fruit tree tortrix moth (Hedya dimidioalba), peach twig borer (Anarsia lineatella) and light grey tortrix (Cnephasia incertana) found in Croatian orchards where Life SU.SA.FRUIT project is implemented.

Info Day in Zagreb
SUSA
20/05/2015

Project presentation on LIFE Info Day in Zagreb

Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection on May 20, 2015, organized LIFE Programme Info Day in Zagreb. During this Info Day Life SU.SA.FRUIT project was presented.

Peach Magliano Alfieri
SUSA
10/05/2015

The experimental orchards set against moth (Cydia molesta and Cydia pomonella)

In experimental orchards in Croatia (Krapina and Vratisinec) and Italy nets against moths are placed over trees and pheromone traps are put in cages for monitoring pest population. The first results on the impact of the nets on the presence of moth in the crown are expected soon.

APS Journals
SUSA
05/05/2015

First report of Asiatic Brown Rot (Monilinia polystroma) on apple in Croatia

Group of scientists working on Life SU.SA.FRUIT project (Alessandra Di Francesco, Mladen Fruk, Camilla Martini, Tomislav Jemrić and Marta Mari) discovered new fungi on apple fruit in Croatia. During Preparatory workshop held in Zagreb and Čakovec in November 2014, they noticed a new fungus (Monilinia polystroma) on apple fruit. This fungus was known before but not as cause of apple fruit rot in Croatia. This was first time that this pest is present in orchard in Croatia. Paper was published in Plant Disease (DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-12-14-1290-PDN).

Article link

Sv Martin
SUSA
20/02/2015

10th Scientific and Professional Congress for Croatian Fruit Growers, Sv. Martin (Croatia), 26th – 28th February 2015

On 10th Scientific and Professional Congress for Croatian Fruit Growers that was held in Sv. Martin in Croatia, prof. Božena Barić (University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture) held presentation entitled “The impact of anti-hail and other nets in protection against pests in orchards”. Presentation can be viewed here.

Zoran Lovrek (Agra d.o.o.) presented project with roll-up poster on his stand.

Presentations

Opatija
SUSA
20/02/2015

50th Croatian & 10th International Symposium on Agriculture, Opatija, 16th – 20th February 2015

In plenary section, as invited speaker, prof. Marta Mari (University of Bologna) has held lecture entitled “Possible effects of climate changes on plant diseases”. Full paper can be viewed here.

In Pomology section, prof. Tomislav Jemrić (University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture) presented Life+ SU.SA.FRUIT project. Presentation can be viewed here.

Presentations

Turin
SUSA
02/02/2015

1st Progress meeting, Turin, 27th and 28th January 2015

On 27th and 28th January 2015 in Turin was held 1st Progress meeting of SU.SA.FRUIT project. On this meeting partners have discussed about preparatory work that was done, detailed methodology of experiments that will be conducted, treatments protocols and designing and construction of hot water treatment prototype that will be used for hot water treatments of fruits postharvest.

Manta
SUSA
30/01/2015

Workshop “The apple and peach: innovations in integrated fruit production and storage”, Manta, 27th January 2015

On 27th January 2015 in Manta was held workshop “The apple and peach: innovations in integrated fruit production and storage”. The host was CReSO.
Approximately 40 fruit growers and technologists in fruit production were participating in this workshop. Partners involved in SU.SA.FRUIT project presented project to fruit growers and new technologies that will be developed in project focusing in reduced use of pesticides and reduced postharvest fruit loss.

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Turin
SUSA
16/12/2014

Announcement: 1st Progress meeting, Turin, 27th and 28th January 2015

On 27th and 28th January 2015 in Turin will be held 1st Progress meeting of SU.SA.FRUIT project.

CReSO
SUSA
16/12/2014

Announcement: Workshop “The apple and peach: innovations in integrated fruit production and storage”, Manta, 27th January 2015

On 27th January 2015 in Manta will be held workshop “The apple and peach: innovations in integrated fruit production and storage”. The host will be CReSO, Consortium of research, testing and dissemination for horticulture in Piedmont.

Life13
SUSA
14/11/2014

LIFE13 Regional Kick-off meeting, Budapest, 11th November 2014

Project coordinator (prof. Tomislav Jemrić) and Project manager (Mladen Fruk) participated at Regional Kick-off meeting of LIFE13 programme.

SUSAfruit
10/11/2014

Preparatory workshop “Sustainable pre- and post- harvest practices in fruit production” held in Zagreb

Preparatory workshop “Sustainable pre-harvest and post- harvest practices in fruit production” was held in Zagreb on 5th and 6th November 2014. Presented presentations on current situation in pre- and post- harvest practices in Croatia and Italy can be viewed on project website (www.life-susafruit.eu/events.html). Except presentations, we visited possible demonstration sites (orchards) in Međimurje region where one part of project research will be conducted.

Presentations

Gallery

Susafruit
05/10/2014

Announcement: Preparatory workshop “Sustainable pre- and post- harvest practices in fruit production”, Zagreb 5th and 6th of November 2015

On 5th and 6th November 2014 in Zagreb will be held Preparatory workshop „Sustainable pre- and post- harvest practices in fruit production”. This workshop will present current situation in pre- and post- harvest practices in Croatia and Italy.

Sana
13/09/2014

Life+ SU.SA.FRUIT project poster presented at SANA 2014

Gianni Ceredi (Apofruit) presented project with poster at SANA 2014, an international exhibition of organic and natural products held from 6th to 9th September 2014 in Bologna (Bologna Fair).

Logo
12/09/2014

SU.SA.FRUIT logo selected

During Kick-off meeting held in July in Zagreb, SU.SA.FRUIT logo was selected with request for minor changes. This project logo, together with Life+ programme logo, will appear on all project documents and information.

SUSAfruit
12/09/2014

Kick-off meeting held in Zagreb

On 16th and 17th July 2014 Kick-off meeting of Life+ SU.SA.FRUIT project was held. This was an official start of project. All partners came and introduced their role on project. SU.SA.FRUIT project has 6 partners (University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, University of Turin, Agra d.o.o., Apofruit Itali Soc. Coop. Agricola and Xeda International S.A:) from three EU countries (Croatia, Italy and France).

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Turin
10/09/2014

Life+ SU.SA.FRUIT website started

Website of Life+ SU.SA.FRUIT (LIFE13 ENV/HR/000580) project started online on 10th of September 2014. On this website (www.life-susafruit.eu) you can track novelties and events on SU.SA.FRUIT project.